100 Notable alumni of
University of Salamanca

The University of Salamanca is 174th in the world, 55th in Europe, and 3rd in Spain by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Salamanca sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Hernán Cortés

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    Hernán Cortés
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1485-1546 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    explorergovernorconquistador
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    Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, 1st Marquess of the Valley of Oaxaca was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish explorers and conquistadors who began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

  2. Manuel Belgrano

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    Manuel Belgrano
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    Argentina Flag Argentina
    Years
    1770-1820 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    lawyerjournalisteconomistpoliticiansoldier
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    Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano y González, usually referred to as Manuel Belgrano (Spanish pronunciation: [mãˈnwel βelˈɣɾano]), was an Argentine economist, lawyer, politician, journalist, and military leader. He took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina. He is regarded as one of the main Libertadores of the country.

  3. Bartolomé de Las Casas

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    Bartolomé de Las Casas
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1474-1566 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    dominican friarwritertheologianchroniclerjurist
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    Bartolomé de las Casas was a 16th-century Spanish landowner, friar, priest, and bishop, famed as a historian and social reformer. He arrived in Hispaniola as a layman then became a Dominican friar and priest. He was appointed as the first resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed "Protector of the Indians". His extensive writings, the most famous being A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and Historia de Las Indias, chronicle the first decades of colonization of the West Indies. He described the atrocities committed by the colonizers against the indigenous peoples.

  4. David Muir

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    David Muir
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    David Jason Muir is an American journalist and the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20, part of the news department of the ABC broadcast-television network, based in New York City. Muir previously served as the weekend anchor and primary substitute anchor on ABC's World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, subsequently succeeding her on September 1, 2014. At ABC News, Muir has won multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his national and international journalism.

  5. Alexander Payne

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    Alexander Payne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm directorfilm producerwriter
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    Constantine Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013), and Downsizing (2017). His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical depictions of contemporary American society. Payne is a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director. In 2017, Metacritic ranked Payne 2nd on its list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century.

  6. Tomás de Torquemada

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    Tomás de Torquemada
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1420-1498 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    inquisitorpoliticiandominican friar
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    Tomás de Torquemada, also anglicised as Thomas of Torquemada, was a Castilian Dominican friar and first Grand Inquisitor in Spain's movement to homogenise religious practices with those of the Catholic Church in the late 15th century, otherwise known as the Spanish Inquisition.

  7. Pedro Calderón de la Barca

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    Pedro Calderón de la Barca
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1600-1681 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in the University of Salamanca
    Studied in 1615
    Occupations
    playwrightpoetwritermilitary personnelpriest
    Biography

    Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Barreda González de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riaño, usually referred as Pedro Calderón de la Barca, was a dramatist, poet, writer and a knight of the Order of Santiago, known primarily for being one of the most distinguished Baroque writers of the Spanish Golden Age, especially for its theater. During certain periods of his life he served as soldier and a Roman Catholic priest. Born when the Spanish Golden Age theatre was being defined by Lope de Vega, he developed it further, his work being regarded as the culmination of the Spanish Baroque theatre. As such, he is regarded as one of Spain's foremost dramatists and one of the finest playwrights of world literature.

  8. Gustavo Petro

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    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the University of Salamanca
    In 1995 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistwriterpartisan
    Biography

    Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego is a Colombian politician, ex guerrilla member and a presidential candidate who previously served as mayor of Bogotá. A left-wing politician, Petro was a member of the revolutionary group M-19 in the 1980s. The group later evolved into the Alianza Democrática M-19, a political party in which Petro participated as a member of the national congress in the 1990s. Petro served as a senator as a member of the Alternative Democratic Pole party following the 2006 legislative elections with the second largest vote in the country. In 2009, he resigned his position to aspire to the presidency of Colombia in the 2010 Colombian presidential election, finishing fourth in the race. His more recent results show great improvement, finishing second in the 2018 Colombian presidential election.

  9. John of the Cross

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    John of the Cross
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1542-1591 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    Carmelite friarwriterpoetCatholic priest
    Biography

    John of the Cross, venerated as Saint John of the Cross, was a Spanish Catholic priest, mystic, and a Carmelite friar of converso origin. He is a major figure of the Counter-Reformation in Spain, and he is one of the thirty-six Doctors of the Church.

  10. Adolfo Suárez

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    Adolfo Suárez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1932-2014 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Adolfo Suárez González, 1st Duke of Suárez was a Spanish lawyer and politician. Suárez was Spain's first democratically elected Prime Minister since the Second Spanish Republic and a key figure in the country's transition to democracy after the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

  11. Luis de Góngora

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    Luis de Góngora
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1561-1627 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    poetplaywrightwriter
    Biography

    Luis de Góngora y Argote was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet. Góngora and his lifelong rival, Francisco de Quevedo, are widely considered the most prominent Spanish poets of all time. His style is characterized by what was called culteranismo, also known as Gongorismo. This style existed in stark contrast to Quevedo's conceptismo.

  12. Abd el-Krim

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    Abd el-Krim
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    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1882-1963 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    qadipoliticianjournalistresistance fighterwriter
    Biography

    Muhammad ibn Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi, better known as Abd el-Krim (1882/1883, Ajdir, Morocco – 6 February 1963, Cairo, Egypt) was a Moroccan political and military leader. He and his brother M'Hammad led a large-scale revolt by a coalition of Riffian tribes against French and Spanish colonization of the Rif, in Morocco. His guerrilla tactics, which included the first-ever use of tunneling as a technique of modern warfare, directly influenced Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong and Che Guevara.

  13. Xavier Becerra

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    Xavier Becerra
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Xavier Becerra is an American politician and lawyer, serving as the 25th United States secretary of health and human services. Becerra previously served as the attorney general of California from January 2017 until March 2021. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Downtown Los Angeles in Congress from 1993 to 2017. Becerra, a member of the Democratic Party, was Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus from 2013 to 2017.

  14. Fernando de Rojas

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    Fernando de Rojas
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1465-1541 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    painter and varnishermayorlawyerwriter
    Biography

    Fernando de Rojas was a Spanish author and dramatist, known for his only surviving work, La Celestina (originally titled Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea), first published in 1499. It is variously considered "the last work of the Spanish Middle Ages or the first work of the Spanish Renaissance".

  15. Gil Vicente

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    Gil Vicente
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1465-1536 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    playwrightpoetwriterpainteractor
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    Gil Vicente, called the Trobadour, was a Portuguese playwright and poet who acted in and directed his own plays. Considered the chief dramatist of Portugal he is sometimes called the "Portuguese Plautus," often referred to as the "Father of Portuguese drama" and as one of Western literature's greatest playwrights. Also noted as a lyric poet, Vicente worked in Spanish as much as he worked in Portuguese and is thus, with Juan del Encina, considered joint-father of Spanish drama.

  16. Miguel López de Legazpi

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    Miguel López de Legazpi
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1503-1572 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    explorermilitary personnelpoliticianconquistador
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    Miguel López de Legazpi, also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo (The Elder), was a Spanish navigator and governor who established the first Spanish settlement in the East Indies when his expedition crossed the Pacific Ocean from the Viceroyalty of New Spain in modern-day Mexico, arriving in Cebu in the Philippine Islands in 1565. He was the first Governor-General of the Spanish East Indies, which was governed and mainly located in the Philippines. It also encompassed other Pacific islands namely Guam and the Mariana Islands. After obtaining peace with various indigenous nations and kingdoms, he made Cebu City the capital of the Spanish East Indies in 1565 and later transferred to Manila in 1571. The capital city of the province of Albay bears his name.

  17. Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros

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    Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1436-1517 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politiciantranslatorCatholic priestinquisitorfriar franciscan
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    Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, O.F.M., spelled Ximenes in his own lifetime, and commonly referred to today as simply Cisneros, was a Spanish cardinal, religious figure, and statesman. Starting from humble beginnings he rose to the heights of power, becoming a religious reformer, twice regent of Spain, Cardinal, Grand Inquisitor, promoter of the Crusades in North Africa, and founder of the Complutense University, today the Complutense University of Madrid. Among his intellectual accomplishments, he is best known for funding the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, the first printed polyglot version of the entire Bible. He also edited and published the first printed editions of the missal (in 1500) and the breviary (in 1502) of the Mozarabic Rite, and established a chapel with a college of thirteen priests to celebrate the Mozarabic Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist each day in the Toledo Cathedral.

  18. Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada

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    Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1509-1579 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    explorermilitary personnelconquistadorhistorian
    Biography

    Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada y Rivera, also spelled as Ximénez and De Quezada, was a Spanish explorer and conquistador in northern South America, territories currently known as Colombia. He explored the northern part of South America. As a well-educated lawyer he was one of the intellectuals of the Spanish conquest. He was an effective organizer and leader, designed the first legislation for the government of the area, and was its historian. After 1569 he undertook explorations toward the east, searching for the elusive El Dorado, but returned to New Granada in 1573. He has been suggested as a possible model for Cervantes' Don Quixote.

  19. Fabio Caressa

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    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenterauthorwritersports commentator
    Biography

    Fabio Caressa is an Italian journalist and football commentator, broadcasting for Sky Italia.

  20. Sister Souljah

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    Sister Souljah
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    writerautobiographerrappersongwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Sister Souljah is an American author, activist, musician, and film producer. She gained prominence for Bill Clinton's criticism of her remarks about race in the United States during the 1992 presidential campaign. Clinton's well-known repudiation of her comments led to what is now known in American politics as a Sister Souljah moment.

  21. Juan Ruiz de Alarcón

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    Juan Ruiz de Alarcón
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1581-1639 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    playwrightwriter
    Biography

    Juan Ruiz de Alarcón was a New Spain-born Spanish writer of the Golden Age who cultivated different variants of dramaturgy. His works include the comedy La verdad sospechosa (es), which is considered a masterpiece of Latin American Baroque theater.

  22. Antonio de Nebrija

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    Antonio de Nebrija
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1441-1522 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    linguisttranslatorwriterphilologistgrammarian
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    Antonio de Nebrija was the most influential Spanish humanist of his era. He wrote poetry, commented on literary works, and encouraged the study of classical languages and literature but his most important contributions were in the fields of grammar and lexicography. Nebrija was the author of the Spanish Grammar (Gramática de la lengua castellana, 1492) and the first dictionary of the Spanish language (1495). His grammar is the first published grammar study of any modern European language. His chief works were published and republished many times during and after his life and his scholarship had a great influence for more than a century, both in Spain and in the expanding Spanish Empire.

  23. José Martínez Ruiz

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    José Martínez Ruiz
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1873-1967 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    novelistwriterjournalistliterary criticnon-fiction writer
    Biography

    José Augusto Trinidad Martínez Ruiz, better known by his pseudonym Azorín, was a Spanish novelist, essayist and literary critic. As a political radical in the 1890s, he moved steadily to the right. In literature he attempted to define the eternal qualities of Spanish life. His essays and criticism are written in a simple, compact style. Particularly notable are his impressionistic descriptions of Castilian towns and landscape.

  24. John Lloyd Young

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    John Lloyd Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    singerstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    John Lloyd Mills Young is an American actor and singer. In 2006, he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys. He is the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut. Young sang lead vocals on the Grammy Award-winning Jersey Boys cast album, certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Young reprised his role as Frankie Valli in Warner Brothers' film adaptation of Jersey Boys, directed by Clint Eastwood and released June 20, 2014.

  25. Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares

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    Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1587-1645 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel, 1st Duke of Sanlúcar, 3rd Count of Olivares, GE, known as the Count-Duke of Olivares, was a Spanish royal favourite of Philip IV and minister. As prime minister from 1621 to 1643, he over-exerted Spain in foreign affairs and unsuccessfully attempted domestic reform. His policy of committing Spain to recapture Holland led to a renewal of the Eighty Years' War while Spain was also embroiled in the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). In addition, his attempts to centralise power and increase wartime taxation led to revolts in Catalonia and in Portugal, which brought about his downfall.

  26. Ana Pastor Julián

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    Ana Pastor Julián
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ana María Pastor Julián is a Spanish doctor and politician for the People's Party who served as President of the Congress of Deputies from 19 July 2016 to 20 May 2019. Previously she was Minister of Health from 2002 to 2004 and Minister of Public Works from 2011 to 2016. Since 20 May 2019 is the Second Vice President of the Congress of Deputies.

  27. Bernardino de Sahagún

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    Bernardino de Sahagún
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1499-1590 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    anthropologistwritermissionaryhistorian
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    Bernardino de Sahagún was a Franciscan friar, missionary priest and pioneering ethnographer who participated in the Catholic evangelization of colonial New Spain (now Mexico). Born in Sahagún, Spain, in 1499, he journeyed to New Spain in 1529. He learned Nahuatl and spent more than 50 years in the study of Aztec beliefs, culture and history. Though he was primarily devoted to his missionary task, his extraordinary work documenting indigenous worldview and culture has earned him the title as “the first anthropologist." He also contributed to the description of the Aztec language Nahuatl. He translated the Psalms, the Gospels, and a catechism into Nahuatl.

  28. Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa

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    Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa
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    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa is a Mexican lawyer and politician who works with the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). He served as the Mayor of Mexico City from 2012 to 2018. Mancera graduated from the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1989, and he was awarded the Gabino Barreda Medal two years later for being the best student of his class. He has a master's degree from the University of Barcelona and the Metropolitan Autonomous University and a Juris Doctor from the UNAM.

  29. Francisco de Vitoria

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    Francisco de Vitoria
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1480-1546 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    dominican friarwriterphilosopheruniversity teachereconomist
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    Francisco de Vitoria was a Spanish Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian, and jurist of Renaissance Spain. He is the founder of the tradition in philosophy known as the School of Salamanca, noted especially for his contributions to the theory of just war and international law. He has in the past been described by some scholars as one of the "fathers of international law", along with Alberico Gentili and Hugo Grotius, though contemporary academics have suggested that such a description is anachronistic, since the concept of international law did not truly develop until much later. American jurist Arthur Nussbaum noted that Vitoria was "the first to set forth the notions (though not the terms) of freedom of commerce and freedom of the seas."

  30. Francisco Suárez

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    Francisco Suárez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1548-1617 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    theologianphilosopherwriterjuristuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Francisco Suárez was a Spanish Jesuit priest, philosopher and theologian, one of the leading figures of the School of Salamanca movement, and generally regarded among the greatest scholastics after Thomas Aquinas. His work is considered a turning point in the history of second scholasticism, marking the transition from its Renaissance to its Baroque phases. According to Christopher Shields and Daniel Schwartz, "figures as distinct from one another in place, time, and philosophical orientation as Leibniz, Grotius, Pufendorf, Schopenhauer, and Heidegger, all found reason to cite him as a source of inspiration and influence."

  31. Gerardo Diego

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    Gerardo Diego
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1896-1987 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Gerardo Diego Cendoya was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27.

  32. Carmen Martín Gaite

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    Carmen Martín Gaite
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1925-2000 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistscreenwritertranslatoressayist
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    Carmen Martín Gaite was a Spanish author. She wrote in many genres, including novels, short stories, and essays. She also wrote screenplays. Over the course of her life, she won various awards, including the Premio Nadal in 1957 for Entre visillos, the Prince of Asturias Awards in 1988, the Award Premio Castilla y León de las Letras in 1992, and the Premio Acebo de Honor awarded to her life work.

  33. José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones

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    José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1898-1980 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianautobiographerwriterjuristuniversity teacher
    Biography

    José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones de León was a Spanish politician, leader of the CEDA and a prominent figure in the period leading up to the Spanish Civil War. He served as Minister of War from May to December 1935. In the 1936 elections the CEDA was defeated, and support for Gil-Robles and his party evaporated. As Civil War approached, Gil-Robles was unwilling to struggle with Francisco Franco for power and in April 1937 he announced the dissolution of CEDA, and went into exile. Abroad, he negotiated with Spanish monarchists to try to arrive at a common strategy for taking power in Spain. In 1968 he was named a professor of the University of Oviedo and published his book No fue posible la paz ('Peace Was Not Possible'). He was a member of the International Tribunal at the Hague. After the death of Franco and the end of his regime, Gil-Robles became one of the leaders of the "Spanish Christian Democracy" party, which however failed to win support in the Spanish general elections in 1977.

  34. Jaime Gil de Biedma

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    Jaime Gil de Biedma
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1929-1990 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Jaime Gil de Biedma y Alba was a Spanish post-Civil War poet.

  35. Juan del Encina

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    Juan del Encina
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1468-1529 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    poetplaywrightcomposerwriter
    Biography

    Juan del Encina was a composer, poet, and playwright, often called the founder, along with Gil Vicente, of Spanish drama. His birth name was Juan de Fermoselle. He spelled his name Enzina, but this is not a significant difference; it is two spellings of the same sound, in a time when "correct spelling" as we know it barely existed.

  36. Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro

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    Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1677-1764 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    essayistwriteruniversity teacherphysicianphilosopher
    Biography

    Friar Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro was a Spanish monk and scholar who led the Age of Enlightenment in Spain. He was an energetic popularizer noted for encouraging scientific and empirical thought in an effort to debunk myths and superstitions.

  37. Pedro Paterno

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    Pedro Paterno
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1857-1911 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    politiciannovelistpoetauthorautobiographer
    Biography

    Pedro Alejandro Paterno y de Vera Ignacio was a Philippine politician infamous for being a turncoat. He was also a poet and a novelist.

  38. Diego Hurtado de Mendoza

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    Diego Hurtado de Mendoza
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1504-1575 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    poetdiplomatwriteraristocratambassador
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    Diego Hurtado de Mendoza y Pacheco, Spanish novelist, poet, diplomat and historian, born in Granada in 1503.

  39. Vasco de Quirogan

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    Vasco de Quirogan
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1470-1565 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestjurist
    Biography

    Vasco de Quiroga was the first bishop of Michoacán, Mexico, and one of the judges (oidores) in the second Audiencia that governed New Spain from January 10, 1531, to April 16, 1535.

  40. Óscar González-Quevedo Bruzón

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    Óscar González-Quevedo Bruzón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1930-2019 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Óscar González-Quevedo Bruzón was a Spanish-born Brazilian Jesuit priest. He was an investigator in the field of parapsychology.

  41. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández

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    Margarita Cedeño de Fernández
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    Dominican Republic Flag Dominican Republic
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Margarita María Cedeño Lizardo, widely known as Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, is a Dominican politician who served as Vice President of the Dominican Republic from 2012 to 2020. She is married to former president, Leonel Fernández and served as the First Lady of the Dominican Republic from 2004 to 2012.

  42. José Vicente Rangel

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    José Vicente Rangel
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    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    Years
    1929-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    José Vicente Rangel Vale was a Venezuelan politician and journalist. He ran for President three times in the 1970s and 1980s and later supported Hugo Chávez. He served under Chávez as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2001, as Minister of Defense from 2001 to 2002, and as Vice President from 2002 to 2007.

  43. Turibius of Mongrovejo

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    Turibius of Mongrovejo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1538-1606 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestinquisitor
    Biography

    Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo was a Spanish prelate of the Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of Lima from 1579 until his death. He first studied in the humanities and law before serving as a professor and later as the Grand Inquisitor at the behest of King Philip II. His piety and learning had reached the ears of the king who appointed him to that position which was considered unusual since he had no previous government or judicial experience. His noted work for the Inquisition earned him praise from the king who nominated him for the vacant Lima archdiocese. The pope confirmed this despite his protests.

  44. Charo López

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    Charo López
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    actorstage actor
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    María del Rosario López Piñuelas better known as Charo López, is a Spanish actress.

  45. Juan Donoso Cortés

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    Juan Donoso Cortés
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1809-1853 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    writerphilosopherpoliticiandiplomatuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Juan Donoso Cortés, marqués de Valdegamas was a Spanish counter-revolutionary author, diplomat, politician, and Catholic political theologian.

  46. Peter of Alcantara

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    Peter of Alcantara
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1499-1562 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    presbyterfriar minor
    Biography

    Peter of Alcántara was a Spanish Franciscan friar who was canonized in 1669.

  47. Clara López Obregón

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    Clara López Obregón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyereconomist
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    Clara Eugenia López Obregón is a Colombian politician who was the Minister for Employment. She also served as Acting Mayor of Bogotá from 2011 to 2012. A Harvard-trained economist, she was the Alternative Democratic Pole's nominee for President of Colombia in the 2014 election.

  48. Onésimo Redondo

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    1905-1936 (aged 31)
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    Onésimo Redondo Ortega was a Spanish Falangist politician. He founded Juntas Castellanas de Actuación Hispánica (the Castilian Hispanic Action Groups), a political group that merged with Ramiro Ledesma's Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista (Unions of the National-Syndicalist Offensive) and José Antonio Primo de Rivera's Falange Española.

  49. Sara Escudero

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    1981-.. (age 40)
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    writertelevision presentercomedianactortelevision actor
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    Sara Escudero Rodríguez is a comedian, actress, TV presenter and Spanish radio broadcaster.

  50. John of Ávila

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    1499-1569 (aged 70)
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    writerclericCatholic priest
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    John of Ávila was a Spanish priest, preacher, scholastic author, and religious mystic, who has been declared a saint and Doctor of the Church by the Catholic Church. He is called the "Apostle of Andalusia", for his extensive ministry in that region.

  51. Frank-Markus Barwasser

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    journalistwritertelevision presentercabaret artist
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    Frank-Markus Barwasser is a German political satirist and journalist. On stage, he almost always acts as the character of Erwin Pelzig, wearing a corduroy hat.

  52. José Moñino, 1st Count of Floridablanca

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    1728-1808 (aged 80)
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    politiciandiplomat
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    José Moñino y Redondo, 1st Count of Floridablanca was a Spanish statesman. He was the reformist chief minister of King Charles III of Spain, and also served briefly under Charles IV. He was arguably Spain's most effective statesman in the eighteenth century. In Spain, he is simply known as Conde de Floridablanca.

  53. Antonio Pérez

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    1534-1611 (aged 77)
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    Antonio Pérez was a Spanish statesman, secretary of king Philip II of Spain.

  54. Pedro Nunes

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    1502-1578 (aged 76)
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    mathematiciangeographerastronomercosmographerphysician
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    Pedro Nunes was a Portuguese mathematician, cosmographer, and professor, from a New Christian (of Jewish origin) family.

  55. Federico Trillo

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    politicianlawyerdiplomat
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    Federico Trillo-Figueroa Martínez-Conde is a former Spanish Politician of the People's Party, who has served as President of the Congress of Deputies, Minister of Defense and Ambassador of Spain to the United Kingdom.

  56. Manuel da Nóbrega

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    1517-1570 (aged 53)
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    writerpriestmissionaryphilosopher
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    Manuel da Nóbrega was a Portuguese Jesuit priest and first Provincial of the Society of Jesus in colonial Brazil. Together with José de Anchieta, he was very influential in the early history of Brazil and participated in the founding of several cities, such as Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo, as well as many Jesuit colleges and seminaries.

  57. Jorge Volpi

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    writeressayistlawyerdiplomat
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    Jorge Volpi is a Mexican novelist and essayist, best known for his novels such as In Search of Klingsor (En busca de Klingsor). Trained as a lawyer, he gained notice in the 1990s with his first publications and participation in the pronouncement of the "Crack Manifesto" with several other young writers to protest the state of Mexican literature and promote their own work. Volpi's novels are distinct from magical realism and other trends of Latin American literature as they focus on the actions of characters and research into academic topics, especially history and science, and do not always focus on Latin American characters and settings. His work has been translated into twenty five languages and recognized with awards such as Biblioteca Breva Award and the Planta-Casa de América as well as a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation. In addition to his writing he has worked as a cultural attaché, the director of Canal 22 in the State of Mexico and is currently the director of the Festival Internacional Cervantino.

  58. William Lamport

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    1615-1659 (aged 44)
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    writerjournalist
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    William Lamport was an Irish Catholic adventurer, known in Mexico as Don Guillén de Lampart (or Lombardo) y Guzmán. He was tried by the Mexican Inquisition for sedition and executed in 1659. He claimed to be a bastard son of King Philip III of Spain and therefore the half-brother of King Philip IV.

  59. Beatriz Galindo

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    Died in 1535
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    writerphysicianHumanista
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    Beatriz Galindo, sometimes spelled Beatrix, was a Spanish Latinist and educator. She was a writer, humanist and a teacher of Queen Isabella of Castile and her children. She was one of the most educated women of her time. There is uncertainty about her date of birth; some authors believe it is 1464 or 1474. She was also known as "La Latina."

  60. Francisco J. Ayala

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    1934-.. (age 87)
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    biologistgeneticistphilosopheruniversity teacher
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    Francisco José Ayala Pereda is a Spanish-American evolutionary biologist and philosopher who was a longtime faculty member at the University of California, Irvine and University of California, Davis. He is a former Dominican priest, ordained in 1960, but left the priesthood that same year. After graduating from the University of Salamanca, he moved to the United States in 1961 to study for a PhD at Columbia University. There, he studied for his doctorate under Theodosius Dobzhansky, graduating in 1964. He became a US citizen in 1971.

  61. Pedro González de Mendoza

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    1428-1495 (aged 67)
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    Roman Catholic priestpolitician
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    Pedro González de Mendoza was a Spanish cardinal and statesman who served as Archbishop of Toledo (1482–1495), Archbishop of Sevilla (1474–1482), Bishop of Sigüenza (1467–1474), and Bishop of Calahorra y La Calzada (1453–1467).

  62. Mateo Alemán

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    1547-1614 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
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    Mateo Alemán y del Nero was a Spanish novelist and writer.

  63. Juan de Mena

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    Years
    1411-1456 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
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    Juan de Mena was one of the most significant Spanish poets of the fifteenth century. He was highly regarded at the court of Juan II de Castilla, who appointed him veinticuatro (one of twenty-four aldermen) of Córdoba, secretario de cartas latinas (secretary of Latin letters) and cronista real (royal chronicler). His works show the influence of Renaissance humanism and place him in the period of transition in Spain from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

  64. Luis de Molina

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    1535-1600 (aged 65)
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    theologianjuristphilosopheruniversity teachereconomist
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    Luis de Molina was a Spanish Jesuit priest and scholastic, a staunch defender of free will in the controversy over human liberty and God's grace. His theology is known as Molinism.

  65. Alberto Rodríguez Saá

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    1949-.. (age 72)
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    lawyerpolitician
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    Alberto José Rodriguez Saá is an Argentine lawyer and politician. He is the Governor of San Luis Province. He was presidential candidate for the center-right peronism, Federal Peronism, in 2007 and 2011.

  66. Juan Meléndez Valdés

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    1754-1817 (aged 63)
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    poetwriterpolitician
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    Juan Meléndez Valdés was a Spanish neoclassical poet.

  67. Alfonso Fernando Fernández Mañueco

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    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Alfonso Fernández Mañueco is a Spanish politician who serves as the President of the Junta of Castile and León since 2019. He is also the chairman of the People's Party of Castile and León since 2017. He served as Mayor of Salamanca between 2011 and 2018.

  68. Alejandro Rodríguez de Valcárcel

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    1917-1976 (aged 59)
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    politicianlawyerState lawyer
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    Alejandro Rodríguez de Valcárcel y Nebreda was a Spanish falangist politician and State lawyer, who served in important positions during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

  69. Claudia Stamm

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    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Claudia Stamm is a German politician.

  70. Dalo Bucaram

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    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    association football playerpoliticiansports executive
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    Abdalá Jaime "Dalo" Bucaram Pulley Jr., is an Ecuadorian political figure and former footballer. He is the son of former President Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz.

  71. André Mendonça

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    1972-.. (age 49)
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    lawyer
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    André Luiz de Almeida Mendonça is a Brazilian attorney, Presbyterian pastor, and politician currently serving as the Minister of Justice and Public Security in the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro since April 2020. Prior to assuming this role, he served as Attorney General of Brazil in the same administration.

  72. José de Gálvez

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    1720-1787 (aged 67)
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    politicianlawyer
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    José de Gálvez y Gallardo, 1st Marquess of Sonora was a Spanish lawyer and Visitador general (inspector general) in New Spain (1764–1772); later appointed to the Council of the Indies (1775–1787). He was one of the prime figures behind the Bourbon Reforms. He belonged to an important political family that included his brother Matías de Gálvez and nephew Bernardo de Gálvez.

  73. Manuel Baldizón

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    politicianlawyerbusinessperson
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    Manuel Antonio Baldizón Méndez is a Guatemalan politician, lawyer, and hotel entrepreneur. He was the leader of the "Libertad Democrática Renovada" (LIDER) Renewed Democratic Liberty party and was a candidate in the 2015 presidential election placing third and losing to Jimmy Morales. He was also a candidate in the 2011 presidential election, placing second and losing to Otto Pérez Molina in a run-off vote. On January 20, 2018, he was captured in the United States, when he was accused of accepting bribes from Odebrecht.

  74. Xerardo Fernández Albor

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    1917-2018 (aged 101)
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    politicianphysician
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    Gerardo Fernández Albor, also Xerardo Fernández Albor, was a Spanish physician and president of the autonomous community of Galicia. He lost a motion of no confidence in 1987. He was a member of the People's Party.

  75. Juan de Palafox y Mendoza

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    1600-1659 (aged 59)
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    Catholic priest
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    Juan de Palafox y Mendoza was a Spanish politician, administrator, and Catholic clergyman in 17th century Spain and a viceregal of Mexico.

  76. Garcia de Orta

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    1499-1568 (aged 69)
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    botanistphysicianuniversity teacher
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    Garcia de Orta was a Portuguese Renaissance Sephardi Jewish physician, herbalist and naturalist. He was a pioneer of tropical medicine, pharmacognosy and ethnobotany, working mainly in Goa, then a Portuguese overseas territory. Garcia de Orta used an experimental approach to the identification and the use of herbal medicines, rather than the traditional approach of using received knowledge.

  77. Abraham Zacuto

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    1450-1521 (aged 71)
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    mathematicianastronomerhistorianastrologerrabbi
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    Abraham Zacuto was a Spanish astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, rabbi and historian who served as Royal Astronomer to King John II of Portugal.

  78. Agustín García Calvo

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    1926-2012 (aged 86)
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    translatorwriterphilosopherpoetfull professor
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    Agustín García Calvo was a Spanish philologist, philosopher, poet and playwright.

  79. Maria de Maeztu Whitney

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    1881-1948 (aged 67)
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    pedagoguepolitician
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    María de Maeztu Whitney was a Spanish educator, feminist, founder of the Residencia de Señoritas and the Lyceum Club in Madrid. She was sister of the writer, journalist and occasional diplomat, Ramiro de Maeztu and the painter Gustavo de Maeztu.

  80. Ángel Acebes

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Ángel Acebes Paniagua is a Spanish politician.

  81. Ignacio Aldecoa

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    1925-1969 (aged 44)
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    Pierre Michaux
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    José Ignacio Aldecoa e Isasi was a Spanish writer. He was the nephew of the painter Adrián Aldecoa.

  82. Hernando de Talavera

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    1428-1507 (aged 79)
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    hieronymite monkRoman Catholic priestbishop
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    Hernando de Talavera was a Spanish clergyman and councilor to Queen Isabel of Castile. He began his career as a monk of the Order of Saint Jerome, was appointed the queen's confessor and with her support and patronage, became the Archbishop of Granada.

  83. Pedro de la Gasca

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    1493-1567 (aged 74)
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    Catholic priestdiplomateconomist
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    Pedro de la Gasca was a Spanish bishop, diplomat and the second (acting) viceroy of Peru, from April 10, 1547 to January 27, 1550.

  84. Antonio de Morga

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    1559-1636 (aged 77)
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    historianlawyercivil servant
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    Antonio de Morga Sánchez Garay was a Spanish soldier, lawyer and a high-ranking colonial official for 43 years, in the Philippines (1594 to 1604), New Spain and Peru, where he was president of the Real Audiencia for 20 years.

  85. Koldo Mitxelena

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    Years
    1915-1987 (aged 72)
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    linguistwriterphilologistuniversity teacher
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    Koldo Mitxelena Elissalt was an eminent Basque linguist. He taught in the Department of Philology at the University of the Basque Country, and was a member of the Royal Academy of the Basque Language.

  86. Luis Martín-Santos

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    1924-1964 (aged 40)
    Occupations
    psychiatristwriternovelistjournalistpoet
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    Luis Martín-Santos Ribera was a Spanish psychiatrist and author of Tiempo de Silencio (Time of Silence), often cited as one of the most important Spanish novels of the twentieth century.

  87. Juan Bravo Murillo

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    1803-1873 (aged 70)
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    politicianlawyereconomistwriter
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    Juan Bravo Murillo was a Spanish politician, jurist and economist. He was president of the council of ministers of Spain (equivalent to the present-day position of prime minister / president of the government) from 14 January 1851 to 14 December 1852 during the reign of Isabella II.

  88. José Antonio Monago

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    1966-.. (age 55)
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    politicianfirefighterlawyer
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    José Antonio Monago Terraza is a Spanish politician who belongs to the People's Party who served as President of the Regional Government of Extremadura, the Extremaduran regional administration, from 2011 to 2015. Outside of political life, Monago received a Doctorate in Law from the University of Salamanca He became Extremaduran regional leader of the PP in 2007 and served as a city councillor in Badajoz and as a PP deputy in the Extremaduran Assembly. The Extremaduran Assembly appointed him to the Spanish Senate in 2008.

  89. Vicente Espinel

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    1550-1624 (aged 74)
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    poetmusicianguitaristcomposerwriter
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    Vicente Gómez Martínez-Espinel was a Spanish writer and musician of the Siglo de Oro. He is credited the creation of the modern poetic form of the décima, composed of ten octameters, named espinela in Spanish after him.

  90. Ángel Herrera Oria

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    1886-1968 (aged 82)
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    politicianjournalistlawyerCatholic priestcatholic deacon
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    Ángel Herrera Oria was a Spanish journalist and Roman Catholic politician and later a cardinal. He established the Fundacion Pablo VI to promote the social doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church and named it in honor of Pope Paul VI who elevated him to the rank of cardinal in 1965.

  91. Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz

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    Years
    1606-1682 (aged 76)
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    mathematicianphilosophertheologianmusicologistlinguist
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    Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz was a Spanish Catholic scholastic philosopher, ecclesiastic, mathematician and writer. He is believed to be a great-grandson of Jan Popel z Lobkowicz.

  92. Diego de Torres Villarroel

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    1693-1770 (aged 77)
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    writermathematicianpoet
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    Diego de Torres Villarroel was a Spanish writer, poet, dramatist, doctor, mathematician, priest and professor of the University of Salamanca. His most famous work is his autobiography, Vida, ascendencia, nacimiento, crianza y aventuras del Doctor Don Diego de Torres Villarroel (first published 1743).

  93. Miguel Márquez Márquez

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Miguel Márquez Márquez is a Mexican politician affiliated with the PAN. He served as Governor of Guanajuato from 2012 to 2018. Prior to his governorship, Marquez was mayor (municipal president) of Purísima del Rincón.

  94. Francisco de Carvajal

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    1464-1548 (aged 84)
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    explorerpoliticianmilitary personnel
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    Francisco de Carvajal was a Spanish military officer, conquistador, and explorer remembered as "the demon of the Andes" due to his brutality and uncanny military skill in the Peruvian civil wars of the 16th century.

  95. José María de Areilza, Count of Motrico

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    1909-1998 (aged 89)
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    diplomatpoliticianindustrial engineer
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    Don José María de Areilza y Martínez-Rodas, Count of Motrico was a Spanish politician, engineer and ambassador.

  96. Iñaki Azkuna

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    1943-2014 (aged 71)
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    physicianpoliticiancardiologist
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    Iñaki Azkuna Urreta was a Spanish politician of the Basque Nationalist Party. He was mayor of the city of Bilbao, Biscay in the Basque Country, from 1999 until his death. In 2012, Azkuna won the World Mayor Prize, honoring the most outstanding mayors in the world, for his transformation of industrial Bilbao into a cultural centre.

  97. Diego Deza

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    1444-1523 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    dominican friarCatholic priestinquisitor
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    Diego de Deza was a theologian and inquisitor of Spain. He was one of the more notable figures in the Spanish Inquisition, and succeeded Tomás de Torquemada to the post of Grand Inquisitor.

  98. Basilio Martín Patino

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    Years
    1930-2017 (aged 87)
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    film director
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    Basilio Martín Patino was a Spanish film director, specializing in a creative approach to documentary works. Patino produced pieces on the Spanish Civil War (Canciones para después de una guerra), the famous dictator (Caudillo), or his executioners (Queridísimos verdugos). He also produced fiction (Nueve cartas a Berta, Octavia). Patino often experimented with new technologies, including digital tools, 3D, and offline editing.

  99. Fernando Iwasaki

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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
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    writerjournalisthistoriannovelistcolumnist
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    Fernando Iwasaki Cauti is a Peruvian writer and historian. Born into a family with multiple roots (Japan, Ecuador and Italy). While in Peru, he taught at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima. Since 1989, he has lived in Seville.

  100. Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas

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    1549-1626 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    historianwriter
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    Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas was a chronicler, historian, and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, author of Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las Islas y Tierra Firme del mar Océano que llaman Indias Occidentales ("General History of the Deeds of the Castilians on the Islands and Mainland of the Ocean Sea Known As the West Indies"), better known in Spanish as Décadas and considered one of the best works written on the conquest of the Americas. It is worth noting that Herrera never visited or lived in any part of the Americas. Therefore his work was largely conjectural.